Roommate violence is a type of domestic violence. Any type of violent act between household members could lead to a roommate violence accusation. Misdemeanor assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and attempted murder can all be types of roommate violence charges.
While roommate violence accusations tend to be less serious than other domestic violence charges, they are not something to take lightly. A conviction can carry fines, imprisonment, and more. If you or a loved one are facing roommate violence charges, do not hesitate to get in touch with the expert domestic violence team at Rossen Law Firm. Our top South Florida roommate violence lawyers are prepared to fight for you and protect your rights.
Roommate violence accusations are investigated the same way as domestic violence accusations. The unfortunate truth is that when the police come into the household to investigate domestic violence, somebody will end up going to jail. Domestic violence laws are extremely strict in this regard. The cops are not there to be peacemakers; they are there to figure out who is going to jail. Their job is to de-escalate the situation. The problem is that their version of de-escalation is removing somebody from the household.
It is critical to involve a Fort Lauderdale roommate violence attorney as soon as possible when facing accusations of this nature. Do not speak to the police. Let your attorney run the show.
The criminal consequences of a roommate violence charge can be significant. As with any other domestic violence charge, these are not able to be sealed in Florida. Whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony, it could involve jail, probation, or anger management. Perhaps one of the most significant outcomes of a roommate violence charge is the social and professional impact. Many people with domestic violence charges on their record struggle to find a job or house, especially when they cannot pass a background check.
Even falsely arrested people might face being shunned in their social circles, denied an apartment, or fired from their job. It is crucial to work with an expert roommate violence lawyer to avoid the most severe outcomes of these charges.
Our expert team at Rossen Law Firm has represented countless clients in roommate violence cases. We have had cases where our clients are never even arrested, and there was never a mug shot. We have had cases where accusations were used to manipulate a divorce, and we were able to get the charges dismissed. We have represented clients, including police officers, who have been put on unpaid suspension pending these charges.
When you trust your case in our hands, you can rest assured that we will take every possible step to make things right for you. Roommate violence accusations are often based on misunderstandings and mistakes. You should not have to deal with one mistake following you around for the rest of your life.
We handle cases with care and without judgment, because we know that bad things sometimes happen to good people. To discuss your options with an expert Fort Lauderdale roommate violence lawyer, contact Rossen Law Firm today. Your initial strategy session is free of charge, and we can discuss how to best proceed with your case.
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